- Self-taught in swordsmanship, hand-to-hand combat and making bombs from clay pots, gunpowder and tar, Smith fought as a young mercenary in wars across France, the Netherlands and .
- Competitions in foil, saber and pe are black-tie occasions Cyrano de Bergerac hung over the parapet, taunting the standards of 20th century swordsmanship.
- His mother died in the wintry Alpine inn where she bore him; his reckless young father saw the point of Don Luis' swordsmanship too late.
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- Martial Arts - Summer Session - Single Day
Charlottesville Budokan LLC was established October of 2002, providing the community with two traditional martial disciplines. We have been training students in Karate over the past 11 years and Iaijutsu (Samurai Swordsmanship) for the past 5 years. The dojo has grown since its inception from 3 members to 70! We have produced over 14 black belts who have received their rank from a National Test ...
June 29, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in San Francisco Chronicle
That first summer was one of the most memorable experiences of my life,Radhakrishnan says. "It was like reading 'Zen and (Confucius in) the Art of Swordsmanship' or something."
- Chiba Shusaku Narimasa in The Daily Yomiuri
If you reach this state of mind in swordsmanship--a freedom from all ideas and thoughts--you'll never lose,Chiba said in a collection of writings compiled after his death. "You should seek this state of mind void of all ideas and thoughts...
- Koji Murofushi in Malaysia Star
In order to master the swordsmanship, I imagine that it is necessary to stop thinking about winning,Murofushi said early in the season. "Even in our sports, when competing to the very best of our ability, we find ourselves not too...